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Leonard Mlodinow

Leonard Mlodinow received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley, was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, and now teaches at the California Institute of Technology. His previous books include three New York Times bestsellers: War of the Worldviews (with Deepak Chopra); The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), and The Drunkard’s Walk (also a New York Times Notable Book), as well as Feynman’s Rainbow and Euclid’s Window. He also wrote for the television series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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War of the Worldviews
Written by Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow
Harmony | Trade Paperback | October 2012
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-88689-7 (0-307-88689-1)

Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on “the future of God,” one an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent physicist.  This remarkable book is the product of that serendipitous encounter and the contentious—but respectful—clash of worldviews that grew along with their friendship. 

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War of the Worldviews
Written by Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow
Harmony | Hardcover | October 2011
$26.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-88688-0 (0-307-88688-3)

Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on “the future of God,” one an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent physicist.  This remarkable book is the product of that serendipitous encounter and the contentious—but respectful—clash of worldviews that grew along with their friendship. 

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A Briefer History of Time
Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Bantam | Trade Paperback | May 2008
$22.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-38546-5 (0-553-38546-1)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS

The science classic made more accessible
• More concise • Illustrated

FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS
 
Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for years...

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A Briefer History of Time
Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Bantam | Hardcover | September 2005
$27.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-80436-2 (0-553-80436-7)

FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS
 
Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for readers who have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts—the...

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The Grand Design
Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Bantam | Trade Paperback | February 2012
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-38466-6 (0-553-38466-X)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book...

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The Grand Design
Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Bantam | Hardcover | September 2010
$28.00/33.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-80537-6 (0-553-80537-1)

THE FIRST MAJOR WORK IN NEARLY A DECADE BY ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT THINKERS—A MARVELOUSLY CONCISE BOOK WITH NEW ANSWERS TO THE ULTIMATE QUESTIONS OF LIFE
 
When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the nature of reality? Why... Read more






The Drunkard's Walk
Written by Leonard Mlodinow
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2009
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27517-2 (0-307-27517-5)

With the born storyteller's command of narrative and imaginative approach, Leonard Mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profoundly informed by chance and randomness and how everything from wine ratings and corporate success to school grades and political polls are less reliable than we believe.

By showing us the true nature of... Read more






The Drunkard's Walk
Written by Leonard Mlodinow
Pantheon | Hardcover | May 2008
$24.95/27.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-42404-5 (0-375-42404-0)

In this irreverent and illuminating book, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, change, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a major financial setback. As a result, successes and failures in... Read more






Feynman's Rainbow
Written by Leonard Mlodinow
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2011
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-94649-2 (0-307-94649-5)

Some of the brightest minds in science have passed through the halls of the California Institute of Technology. In the early 1980s, Leonard Mlodinow joined their ranks to begin a postdoctoral fellowship. Afraid he was not smart enough to be there, despite his groundbreaking Ph.D. thesis, he took his insecurities to... Read more






Subliminal
Written by Leonard Mlodinow
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-47225-0 (0-307-47225-6)

Winner of the 2013 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Over the past two decades of neurological research, it has become increasingly clear that the way we experience the world--our perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment--is largely driven by the mind's subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long...

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Subliminal
Written by Leonard Mlodinow
Pantheon | Hardcover | April 2012
$25.95/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-37821-7 (0-307-37821-7)

Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates... Read more





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